Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2013 launched in UAE & GCC
Hyundai has officially introduced the 2013 Genesis Coupe to the Middle East. It made its international debut in Detroit at the 2012 North American International Auto Show earlier this year.
The new Genesis Coupe sports more aggressive styling, with a redesigned front fascia, grille, headlights, LED daytime running lights, fog lights and hood with heat extractor cues. The Genesis Coupe will also receive 18-inch alloy wheels and dual asymmetrical exhaust tips, integrated with a blacked-out rear diffuser.
The coupe will be available with the choice of an improved 2.0-litre turbo engine with 274 hp and 372 Nm of torque and an updated 3.8-litre V6 engine producing 350 hp. Both powertrains will be available with an option of 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle-shift and manual-shifting capability. However, the reality is it will depend on the local dealer what they bring in, as we hear only the old non-GDI 3.8-litre engine with 306 hp is offered in Saudi Arabia.
The 2013 Genesis Coupe also packs in a redesigned interior. A new driver-side rear seat walk-in assist function has been added for more convenient rear seat access from the driver’s side. Also on cards is a centre stack multi-gauge cluster with instantaneous mileage readings, torque level (3.8 models) or turbocharger boost pressure (2.0T models), and oil temperature is standard on all trims.
Hyundai also implements a wide range of active and passive safety features in the coupe. Standard safety technology includes front airbags, along with front seat-mounted side airbags, side air curtains and active front head restraints.
Bookings are currently open for the 2013 Genesis Coupe, which is due to hit the showrooms across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and the rest of GCC soon. The pricing for the new Genesis Coupe is not yet announced, but is expected to hover between Dhs 100,000 and 125,000 for the range.